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第一章 大纲

Titus 1 Outline


A. Titus 1 Outline 提多书第一章大纲

  1. Paul announces his God-given role as a proclaimer of the life-giving Gospel and greets his dear co-worker, Titus. (verses 1-4) 保罗以赐人生命的福音使者的身份问候主内亲爱的同工提多。(多1:1-4)
  2. Paul commissions Titus to carry out their unfinished work on Crete and to appoint well-qualified men as elders for the churches. (verses 5-9) 保罗委托提多完成他们在革哩底(或克里特,下同)未完成的工作,以及为教会按立有资格作长老的人。(多1:5-9)
  3. Paul urges Titus (and the spiritual leaders of the churches) to oppose strongly the rebellious, trouble-making false teachers on Crete. (verses 10-16) 保罗催促提多(和教会的属灵领袖)坚决抵抗那些在革哩底的叛道者、以及制造麻烦的假教师。(多1:10-16)

B. Titus 1 Translation 提多书第一章翻译

  1. Paul, a servant of God, an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the faith of God’s elect and the knowledge of the truth that produces godliness. 2) on the firm assurance (hope) of eternal life, which the God who does not lie (is free from falsehood) has promised before the beginning of time (before times everlasting). 3) At His own determined time, He revealed His Word through message (proclamation) which was entrusted (committed) to me through the authoritative command of God our Savior. 4) To Titus, my true child according to common faith. Grace and peace from God the Father and from Christ Jesus our Savior. 1  神的仆人、耶稣基督的使徒保罗、凭着 神选民的信心、与敬虔真理的知识、 2 (以这样的信心和知识为基础)盼望那无谎言的 神、在万古之先所应许的永生、 3到了日期、借着传扬的工夫、把他的道显明了.这传扬的责任、是按着 神我们救主的命令交托了我。 4 现在写信给提多、就是照着我们共信之道作我真儿子的.愿恩惠平安、从父 神和我们的救主基督耶稣归与你。

  2. I left you in Crete for this reason: that you might put in order the things that were left unfinished and appoint elders in each town (city), as I ordered you. 6) is blameless, the husband of one wife, having children who believe and are not charged with wild behavior or disobedience. 7) Since a bishop (overseer, one in charge of a church) is a managing representative of God, he must be blameless, not selfish (arrogant), not easily angered (hot-tempered), not prone to drunkenness (literally, “staying near wine”), not quarrelsome (violent), not greedy. 8) Rather, hospitable (a lover of strangers), a lover of what is good, self-controlled (sensible), one who does right, holy (undefiled by sin), moderate (careful and controlled in one’s actions). 9) He must hold firmly to the trustworthy Word as it has been taught in order that he may be able to encourage others in the sound doctrine and to refute those who oppose it. 5 我从前留你在革哩底、是要你将那没有办完的事都办整齐了、又照我所吩咐你的、在各城(市)设立长老.6 若有无可指责的人、只作一个妇人的丈夫、儿女也是信主的、没有人告他们是放荡不服约束的、就可以设立(为长老)。 7 监督(主教,教会的管理者)既是 神的管家、必须无可指责、不任性、不暴躁、不因醉酒(原文的“醉酒”是“对酒的留恋”)滋事、不打人、不贪无义之财、 8 (他必须)乐意接待远人(爱陌生人)、好善、庄重、公平、圣洁、自持. 9 坚守所教真实的道理、就能将纯正的教训劝化人.又能把争辩的人驳倒了。

  3. Because many are disobedient, senseless talkers and deceivers (mind-misleaders), especially those of the circumcision group. 11) These must be silenced. These are the kind who disrupt (turn over) entire households by teaching thing that must not be taught – and for the sake of shameful gain. 12) One of their very own prophets said: “Cretans are always liars, depraved dangerous animals, lazy gluttons.” 13) This testimony is true. Because of this valid accusation, rebuke them sharply (in a way that cuts) so that they may be sound in the faith, 14) and not pay attention to Jewish myths and to the commands (decrees) of people who turn away from the truth. 15) All things are pure to the pure. But to those who are corrupted (contaminated) and do not believe, nothing is pure. Rather, the mind and conscience of these people are corrupt. 16) They publicly claim to know God, but by works, they deny Him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit (not passing the test) for doing any good work. 10 因为有许多人不服约束、说虚空话、欺哄(误导)人.那奉割礼的、更是这样。 11 这些人的口总要堵住.他们因贪不义之财、将不该教导的教导人、败坏人的全家。 12 有革哩底人中的一个本地先知说、『革哩底人常说谎话、乃是恶兽、又馋又懒.』 13 这个见证是真的。所以你要严严的责备他们、使他们在真道上纯全无疵. 14 不听犹太人荒渺的言语、和离弃真道之人的诫命。 15 在洁净的人、凡物都洁净.在污秽不信的人、甚么都不洁净.连心地和天良、也都污秽了。 16 他们说是认识 神、行事却和他相背.本是可憎恶的、是悖逆的、在各样善事上是可废弃的。

C. Titus 1 Discussion Questions 提多书第一章讨论题

  1. For what purpose did Paul exercise his position as a servant-apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ? (v. 1) 作为主耶稣基督仆人的使徒保罗行使他职责的目的是什么?(多1:1)

  2. What is the foundation of the saving faith and spiritual knowledge of Christians? (v. 2) 基督徒建立在得救信心与属灵知识的基础是什么?(多1:2)

  3. List at least three things that God tells us about eternal life in verses 2-3? 在第2-3节中至少列出三样上帝告诉我们关于永生的事情。

  4. Agree or Disagree? I can and should be supremely confident that I have eternal life and will live forever with God in heaven. (Explain your answer) 同意或者不同意?我能十分确信自己已经得着永生的生命,将来与上帝在天国永远同在。(解释一下你的答案)

  5. What was Titus’ assignment on Crete? (v. 5) 提多以前在革哩底的任务是什么?(多1:5)

  6. At the time of Paul and Titus, God had given apostles the authority to appoint qualified people to serve as public or representative spiritual leaders in the church. Who has the authority to choose/call people to be spiritual leaders in the church in our time? 在保罗和提多的时代,上帝给了使徒的权柄去按立有资格的人去服侍教会,作大众的或教会的属灵领袖。在今天的时代,谁具有权利来挑选或呼召人成为教会属灵领袖??

  7. List and briefly define/explain the qualifications Titus was to use as he appointed elders to oversee the churches in Crete in verses 6-9: 简单列出并说明(或解释)提多书6-9节用于按立长老去监管革哩底教会的资格:

  8. Agree or Disagree? In order to be a spiritual leader in the church, it is more important that a person have strong faith and character than that he have great intelligence and ability. (Explain your answer) 同意或着不同意?一个人要做教会的属灵领袖,他具有坚定的信仰和品格比他具有丰富知识和能力更加重要。(解释一下你的答案)

  9. What were qualified spiritual leaders especially needed on Crete? (v. 10) 革哩底特别需要什么品格的属灵领袖?(多1:10)

  10. Drawing on verses 10, 14 and 16, describe what these enemies of the Gospel were like. 结合第10、14以及16节,描述一下敌挡福音的人是怎样的。

  11. What damage were these false teachers doing and why were they doing it? (v. 11) 假教师的行动带来的危害是什么?他们为什么要这样作?(多1:11)

  12. What was Paul’s purpose in quoting the Cretan poet/prophet Epimenedes? (v. 12) 保罗引用革哩底诗人先知 Epimenedes的话的目的是什么? (多1:12)

  13. How was Titus to handle these trouble-making false teachers? (vs. 11 and 13) 提多该怎样对付这些制造麻烦的假教师?(多1:11,13)

  14. What important truth must Titus follow as he resisted and refuted the false teachers? (v. 15, see also 1 Timothy 4:1-5) 提多必须随从什么重要的真理来坚决抵抗与拒绝假教师?(多1:15,参提前4:1-5)

  15. What are some lessons we can learn about dealing with false teachers from verses 10-16? 从10节-16节关于对付假教师的办法,我们可以得到什么样的教训?